Recovery Month 2015 Events

Making Hope & Community Strengths Visible in September 2015

As of Wednesday 30th September (the last day of the UK Recovery Month) we're aware of 169 Events across the UK in #recoverymonth #ukrecoverymonth

49 Events in 2013. 102 Events in 2014

UKRF Members were involved in the planning & delivery of *57 UK Recovery Month Events in 2015, 37 events in  2014 & 16 events in 2013. Making the path by walking it.

Tuesday 1st Sep 9.30-5.15 The 7th UKRF Community Gathering, Manchester*

Tuesday 1st Sep Sheffield Hallam University -Dear Albert Film*

Tue 1st Sep Free Recovery Movement Workshop, Liverpool

Tue 1st Sep Grace Note Choir Chester

Tue 1st SEPTEMBER, 19.30 - 21.00 BOOKS ON THE BRINK (Book Club) Liverpool

Wed 2nd Sep 1PM , SheffieldFree Spin @ Pearson Building, Hallam University, Broomgrove Road, Sheffield

Thursday 3rd Sep Bolton Family Fun Day*

Thursday 3rd September 6pm Johnstone Terrace, Royal Mile Edinburgh: 'Walk a Mile: Challenging Stigma One Conversation at a Time' -

Thurs 3rd Sep Employment Fair 11-3pm & Screening of Dear Albert at Phoenix House, Melton Mowbray 6pm onwards*

Thurs 3rd Sep The opening of the ‘Faces of Recovery’ exhibition in the entrance of Doncaster Central Library :

Thurs 3rd Sep 3rd September 18:00 hrs, gathering at 17:30 hrs Eden Court, Inverness Walk a Mile is a series of events organised to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems.

Friday 4th sep 1.45-4pm Workers Networking Event @ The Jesus Army, Sheffield

Friday 4th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th September*

Friday 4th Sep Wigan Sports Day 10-3pm Central park Montrose Akjvenue, Wigan*

Friday 4th Sep 9.30-4.30 Recovery Festival 2015 & &

Sat 5th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Sat 5th Sep 2-4.30 Western Counselling Reunion

Sat 5th Sep 12-4pm Leys Festival, Blackbird Leys Park, Cuddesdon Way, Oxford

Sat 5th Sep 2-4 Manchester Hug Fest*

Sat 5th Sep Bristol’s drug and alcohol treatment charities to compete in Dragon Boat race in celebration of Recovery Month, Baltic Wharf, Bristol Docks

Sat 5th September Portsmouth Recovery March & Festival. March Assembles 11am Guildhall Square. Festival at Southsea Common

Sun 6th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Sun 6th Chester Recovery Walk*

Sun 6th Recovery Month Picnic in the Park 2-5pm, The Meadows, Edinburgh

Mon 7th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Mon 7th Start of Doncaster Recovery week (until 12th Sep)

Mon 7th Sep 5.30 Recovery Walk Peace Gardens Five Weirs Walk, Sheffield

Mon 7th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleForRecovery #CycletotheWalk2015
Mon 7th Sep 2pm The Prevention Band, Canal Street, Bootle
Mon 7th Sep Rotherham Recovery at RCAT College Talking about Recovery
Mon 7th Sep PHE National Recovery Event Birmingham
Mon 7th Recovery Display -Catford, london
Tue 8th Sep Lifeline Sefton walking up Moel Famau

Tue 8th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Tue 8th Sep Recovery Month Breakfast Club Bradford

Tue 8th Sep Le Tour De Recovery*

Tue 8th Sep 6-8pm CRISIS – ART EXHIBITION LAUNCH -The Brink Liverpool

Tue 8th 1.30pm Recovery Event HopeSprings Recovery Centre, Chesterfield, Derbyshire*

Tue 8th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleForRecovery #CycletotheWalk2015

Wed 9th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Wed 9th September The Three Peaks Challenge -

Wed 9th Sep Lifeline Rotherham at RCAT college promoting in the rotherham community

Wed 9th Sep Le Tour De Recovery (travelling thru Sheffield)*

Wed 9th September 1-4pm Spider launch of their new book '99' 56 Hamilton Street, The Wirral

Wed 9th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleForRecovery #CycletotheWalk2015

Thurs 10th Sep AGRO led 100 mile walk round Anglesey 4th to 10th*

Thurs 10th Sep Le Tour De Recovery*

Thurs 10th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleForRecovery #CycletotheWalk2015

Fri 11th Sep 11-1.30pm ARCH Bradford Launch Event & DRR Graduation Call 01274 809800 to book

Fri 11th Sep 9.30-11.30 Sheffield Carers Consultation Event Town Hall Sheffield Call Tracey@DACT to book place 0114 2736851

Fri 11th Sep Le Tour De Recovery*

Fri 11th Sep 1-4pm Five a side football tournament . £5 per team. North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Fri 11th Sep Weston Super Mare #CycleFor Recovery #Cycleto the walk2015

Fri 11th Sep 

Fri 11th Sep The AGRO Party*

Fri 11th Sep 21.00 - 23.00 LIVERPOOL DRUM & BASS The Brink, Liverpool

Fri 11th Sep Durham Cathedral Sleep Out

Fri 11th Sep FAVOURUK's Family & Spirituality Conference Durham

Fri 11th and Sat 12th Sep Wirral Earth Fest  ‘Love where you live!’

Sat 12th Sep 7th UK Recovery Walk Durham

Sat 12th Recovery Street Film Festival:Recovery Walk Durham, The Sands, Durham, DH1 1SG

Sat 12th Sep Recovery Walk Ireland Dublin's Wood Quay Amphitheater, Dublin

Sat 12th Sep Broadway Annual Reunion and 'We do Recover' Play - September 12th, Winter Gardens Weston super Mare Seafront

Sat 12th Sep 12pm Lewisham Clack Tower Recovery Walk Lewisham

Sun 13th Sep Sydney Recovery Walk :

Sun 13th Tameside & Denton Carnival*

Sun 13th Sep Rotherham Recovery at Rotherham Show

Mon 14th Sep 1.30-4.00 Oldham Kickstart Recovery*

Mon 14th Recovery Walk 5.30 Peace Gardens to Kelham Island, Sheffield -Meeting point outside Town hall Contact Tracey Ford 0114 2736881 for details

Mon 14th Sep Lifeline Bradfrord Kickstart Eid party, Bradford

Tue 15th 3-5pm Recovery Education, Volunteering & Job Fair Sheffield Town Hall -Contact fiona Wright 0114 2736851

Tue 15th Recovery Street Film Festival: Keel Row Shopping Centre, Blyth, NE24 1DP

Tue 15th Sep 1-5pm Recovery BBQ. Calderdale Recovery Steps. 32 Burnley Rd, Todmorden. OL14 5EZ*

Tue 15th Sep North East regional SU Forum 9.30-1.30 The Destiny Centre, Stockton on Tees

Wed 16th Sep 6.30-9.00 Wigan & Leigh Recovery Quiz Night*

Wed 16th Sep York in Recovery Cup -More details to follow (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details)

Thurs 17th Sep Recovery Street Film Festival HOME Cinema, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Thurs 17th Sep 6pm-10.30pm Coventry Recovery Community 'A Celebration of Recovery': The Ego Arts Centre, Silver Street/Cook Street, Coventry, CV1 1JN*

Thurs 17th Sep Cathedral Archer Project Sheffield's organised sleep-out

Fri 18th Sep 9.30-11 Derbyshire recovery Walk, Chesterfield*

Fri 18th Sep 11.30-3.30 Derbyshire Recovery Conference: 'Every Step in Recovery Counts', The Assembly Rooms, Chesterfield Market Hall*

Fri 18th Sep DACT Sleep Out Cathedral Archer Project Sheffield

Fri 18th to Sunday 20th Sep HOPE FEST Taking place over 15 different venues in the city over 3 special days is HOPE FEST, a live music festival in aid of the homeless. Brink is proud to be one of the fabulous fifteen and will become a source of non stop performance from some of the city’s finest. Liverpool. For full details see and

Fri 18th Sep Warrington Recovery Cafe Launch night 4pm - late, Fairfield Community Hub, Fairfield Street, Warrington, WA1 3AJ

Fri 18th Sefton Sports Day

Fri 18th Manchester Launch of the Twelve Exhibition

Fri 18th Sep 12 noon Middlesborough Recovery Walk Centre Square, TS1 2AZ Middlesbrough

Sat 19th Sep Bury Community Fun Day*

Sat 19th Sep Weston's 3rd Recovery Walk

Sat 19th ARC (Active Recovery Community) Recovery Ramble and picnic, Hampshire

Sat 19th We Do Recover 7.30 PM Weston

Sat 19th Sep 1-4PM Wiltshire Recovery Community first Recovery Walk Trowbridge Starting & finishing outside the Civic Centre in Trowbridge Park.*  News report:

Sat 19th The Morecambe Bay Recovery Run Lancashire

Sat 19th Scottish Recovery Walk, Glasgow.* & Facebook:

Sat 19th Sep Bournemouth 2015 Recovery Walk Fest, between 12.00noon, starting at Boscombe Pier walking to Bournemouth Pier. The Recovery Fest Celebration takes place at The Band Stand, Lower Gardens, Bournemouth until 4.00pm

Sat 19th Sep Recovery Street Film Festival: Scotland Recovery Walk Glasgow Green Greendyke St, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB

Sat 19th Sep 7.30-11.30  'A Great Night out..without' Dry Umbrella Night, Creation Cafe, The Angel Centre, St philip's Place, Salford *

Sun 20th Sep 1-6pm Trafford Picnic in Park & Sports Day*

Sun 20th Sep ARC (Active Recovery Community) Cinema Experience, part of the Hampshire Recovery Weekend

Sun 20th Football Tournament - Vince Williams – St Margaret’s Pastures 10am -4PM LEICESTER

Sun 20th 9.30-12.30 SASS Football Tournament Pitches A-C Goodwin Sports Centre, Northumberland Road, Sheffield Contact Phil Eddy Shaw 0114 250022*

 Sun 20th Sep 12pm RISE 'Recovery in Strength Everywhere' Recovery Walk: The Market Place (by The Corn Exchange Theatre) Newbury*

Mon 21st Sep 10AM-1pm  Wellbeing Workshop & Drumming Bassett Street CC Wigston Leicestershire

Mon 21st - Saturday 26th Sep 10 am to 6pm Art Gallery (The People's Gallery) Leicester*

Mon 21st pm Recovery Cafe 1.30 to 4pm at People's Gallery Leicester, Leicester*

Mon 21st Sep Starts 9pm -4pm Swanswell Open Day at Loughborough & Coalville (The Bassett Centre, South Wigston, leicestershire).

Mon 21st sep Alcohol Free Bar 7PM onwards  -Phoenix House Meloton Mowbray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon 21st Sep 10-4 Recovery Exhibition, Theatre Delicatessen, The Moor Sheffield & Recovery Rocks 4-9pm

Mon 21st Sep 5.30 Recovery Walk Peace Gardens to Norfolk Park Sheffield -Contact Tracey Ford 0114 2736881

Mon 21st Sep 5pm-8pm Recovery Ball, 17 Manor Road Bradford

Tue 22nd Sep From 10am Carnson House Autumn Fair, Rotherham

Tue 22nd Sep 10-12.30 Health & Wellbeing Advice & awareness Sessions Anchor Centre, Dover Street, Leicester

Tue 22nd Sep & Thurs 24th ‘Breakfast club’–9.30-11.00am, 'Engaging clients, talking about BBV, Nalaxone and general recovery' Inclusion Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Tue 22nd Sep A showing of Dear albert Film at Kirkham Prison, Lancashire *-details to follow

Tue 22nd 2-4pm Hinkley Salvation Army Harm Reduction Cafe Dr Rita Johl discussing Alcohol Harm reduction (inc Swanswell Recovery Stalls 7 Talks)

Tue 22nd Sep 5.30-7.30 Rainbow Recovery (Trade) , Makinder Chokal Cafe style open discussion on LBGT & recovery, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester

Tue 22nd Sep 3-6pm Intoduction to Mutual Aid, Sheffield

Tue 22nd Sep Recovery Street Film Festival - Catford, London

Wed 23rd Sep 11-3pm Stockport Circus Skills & Aerial Dance Workshop*
Wed 23rd Sep 10am-1pm  Wellbeing Workshops & Drumming, LGBT Centre, Wellingron Street, Leicester
Wed 23rd Sep Starts 11am Rutland Recovery Event, Victoria Hall, Oakham
Wed 23rd Sep from 2pm Scotland v Japan in the rugby World Cup at the Hub Bistro, Southgate street, Gloucester, GL1 1TX- free*
Wed 23rd 12-3pm Harm Reduction Cafe -Nigel Brunsdon discussing harm reduction - Hermitage FM Cafe, Memorial Square, Coalville (including Swanswell Recovery Stalls and talks)*
Wed 23rd Sep Rutland Recovery, Mental Health & Physical Activity Day concludes at 3pm -Victoria Hall, Oakham
Wed 23rd Sep Recovery Cycle around Derwent Dam, Sheffield : Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or Matt 0114 2587553
Wed 23rd Sep Fallen Angel's Dance Workshop at Mulberry Project, Blackpool*
Wed 23rd Sep The Cambridge Recovery Walk -Starting at Tesco N'market Rd at 12pm
Wed 23rd September 15:45 hrs, gathering at 15:30 hrs Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Lanarkshire Walk a Mile is a series of events organised to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems
Thurs 24th Sep Aquarius Recovery Event, Coventry*

Thur 24th Sep From 10am - 4pm 'Alternative Head Shop' Wellbeing Therapies -CJDT Building, Nelson Street, Leicester

 Thurs 24th Sep 12-3pm Market Harbourough Harm Reduction Cafe, Kevin Jaffrey discussing Naloxone & Heroin Harm reduction -address to be confirmed (inc Swanswell Recovery Stalls & Talks)*
Thurs 24th Sep From 6pm Yoga as part of life Event 20/20 on Charles Street, Leicester
Thurs 24th Sep 2-4pm "Believeing in Recovery Workshop" Facilitated by Dr Ruta Rele for service users, families and carers to share and listen to real life recovery journeys, Fitzwilliam Centre Sheffield Call 3050500 to book
Thurs 24th Mulberry Open Day Blackpool

Thurs 24th Sep Cape Town Recovery Walk South Africa

Thurs 24th to 27th Sep  Cape Town Film Festival South Africa

Fri 25th Rochdale Recovery Event

Fri 25th Sandwell Recovery Event 12pm onwards *-more details to follow

Fri 25th Sep 10am Beyond Recovery & Welcome Change Event: Environmental Cleanup at Kingfisher Park followed by complimentary lunch at 12 at the Recovery Hub in Shard End, Birmingham -Please register by emailing Stuart Marsh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 07945 139061

Fri 25th Sep 2PM Onwards, Recovery Talent Show Carnson House Rotherham

Fri 25th Sep 7.30 PM Live Love Dance Weston

Fri 25th Sep 12-3pm Loughborough salvation army Harm Reduction Cafe -Neil Woods -Law enforcement against prohibition (inc Swanswell recovery stalls & talks)

Fri 25th Sep 7.00-Midnight Live music & poetry reading (inc presentation of Service User Recognition Awards) -Afro Caribbean Centre, Leicester*

Fri 25th Sep 1-3.30 PM Recovery Seminar (Cormac Russell & Mark Gilman presenting on ABCD & Recovery) Council Chamber, County Buildings, Stafford. ST16 2LA contact Josie Bowen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to reserve a place.

Thurs 24th Sep 20.00 - 22.30 OPEN MIC with ANDY HESFORD, The Brink, Liverpool

Fri 25th Sep 20.00 - 23.00 BRINK 4th BIRTHDAY PARTY! Liverpool

Sat 26th Sep 1-6pm Champions House 1st Birthday & ‘Unity in the Community’ event* -Champions House, 11 Grove Park Road, Wrexham-Free entry -for more info contact Lisa at Champions House on 01978 367030

Sat 26th Sep 1-7pm Trafford Recovery Music Event*

Sat 26th Sep 12-5pm Leicester Recovery Walk & picnic in the park -Meeting at Clock Tower Leicester -walking starts at 12pm*

Sat 26th Sep Recovery Street Film Festival outside M&S Fargate , Sheffield

Sat 26th September 12noon 3rd Gloucestershire recovery walk starting at the Hub Bistro, Southgate street, Gloucester, GL1 1TX- free*
Sat 26th Sep Lexi climbs Mount Everest (16-18 day trek) "I'm going to be climbing up to Base Camp - Mount Everest to raise money for the Affinity Magazine and local recovery communities" Please Support:
Sat 26th Sep 12-5PM 'Recovery Rocks the Gardens' A Festival celebrating Recovery, Dorset Gardens Patk (spot the typo elsewhere :-) Brighton
Sat 26th Sep 2-6pm Family Fun Day -Lincoln
Sat 26th Sep Cumbria Recovery Walk in Grizedale forest
Sat 26th Sep 19.00 – 21.00 YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE, The Brink, Liverpool

Sun 27th Sep Salford Family Fun Day*

Sun 27th Sep 12.30-5pm Family Fun & Art Day, Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunlkey Street, Wolverhampton To Book call SUIT (01902) 328983

Sun 27th Sep Open Min Night Korova Arts cafe, Preston, Lancashire -details to follow

Sun 27th Sep Double Impact 'Run For Recovery' in Robin Hood Half Marathon

Mon 28th Sep Celebration of Recovery Event Sheffield Town Hall: Contact Tracey ford 0114 2736881 for details

Mon 28th Sep 10am will be showing 'Dear Albert' *at the Recovery Cafe at Countess of Ely Church Hall on Chapel St, Ely. Cambridgeshire

Mon 28th Sep 10-3pm HUB Cafe, Cairn Centre. Volunteers, Peer Mentors & staff on hand to offer help and advice. Dundee

Tue 29th Sep ‘Flipped It’ a Film Premier Colwyn Bay Theatre at 2pm (film starts at 2:30pm)To showcase Recovery from Custody Journeys: See the trailer here

Tue 29th Sep to 1st Oct London premiere of Zones of Avoidance 'Tough Love in the Face of Addiction' The Cockpit in Marylebone

Tue 29th Sep 2.30-3.30 ORT & Me Meeting, Children's First Dundee, Scotland

Tues 29th Sep Cape Town Sober & Sexy exhibition South Africa

Wed 30th Launch of Opiates & Non-Opiates Service, Sheffield

Wed 30th Sep 2-3pm Celebration of Recovery service at Halifax Minster.

Wed 30th Sep 10-4.30 SCARF's 1st Recovery Extravaganza – aimed at bringing the 6 Counties together to celebrate Recovery & honour Recovery Month -The Interchange, Sure Hope Church, Abergele Road, Old Colwyn.*

Wed 30th Sep 10-8pm Recovery Celebration Day, Lifeline Recovery Service Oldham Street, Manchester

Wed 30th Sep 6.30-8.30 Recovery Cymru 'Celebration of Recovery', St John's Church, Canton, Cardiff RSVP Andrew Simms, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.*

Here's a link to our 2014 Recovery Month Facebook Page (a little bit of history):